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Wednesday, 23 November 1927

Mr MAKIN (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Home and Territories, upon notice -

1.   What provision is made in the Federal Capital Territory for magisterial Courts?

2.   Have any magistrates been appointed for the Federal Capital Territory?

3.   What is the procedure adopted in the Federal Capital Territory for arraigning persons on serious charges?

4.   If courts have been established in the Federal Capital Territory, how many convictions have been recorded in (a) major cases; and (b) minor cases?

5.   Does trial by jury apply in the Federal Capital Territory?

6.   If not, will theGovernment see that this fundamental principle of British jurisprudence is instituted for all serious indictments?

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